Alexandre Conefrey was born in Lisbon in 1961, where he lives and works.


The artist studied drawing at Ar.Co Independent Art School in Lisbon and had a fellowship at the Royal College of Art in London with a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the 1990s. Alexandre Conefrey is one of the Portuguese masters of drawing and works on paper. Most of his practice is related to themes of nature and landscape, transiting from the smallest and most figurative miniature representation to the most abstract art work of large scale proportions. Like that Alexandre Conefrey is surprisingly versatile and always reinventing himself. His most recent exhibitions in 2018 happened at Musée des Beaux Arts de Arras, France, and Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal.


Important solo exhibitions in his career have been, between others: in 2017, PESO at Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon; in 2015, Grazie Mille, Mille Grazie at Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon; The Pit: Dois abismos - Um poço fitando o céu, Fundação EDP, Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa; in 2013, Mockingbird, Casa Museu Nogueira da Silva, Galeria do Jardim, Braga, (2014); Plus, Galeria Miguel Nabinho, Lisboa; in 2012, To cut a long story short, Giefarte, Lisboa; in 2004, Hide and Seek, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisboa; in 2000, Andrew Mummery Gallery, Londres, Reino Unido; in 1999, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris; and in 1996, Galeria Alda Cortez, Lisboa;


His work is represented in diverse collections: Ar.Co Collection, Lisbon; Bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Museu Gulbenkian / Modern Collection, Lisbon; MAAT Collection/ EDP Foundation, Lisbon; Collection Foundation Carmona e Costa, Lisbon; Collection António Cachola, Elvas; Collection Figueiredo Ribeiro, Abrantes; Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (Ministry of External Affairs); Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Council's Collection of Contemporary Art), as well as his works can be found in important Portuguese and international private collections. 


Alexandre Conefrey

View of the exhibition "PESO", 2017

© Belo-Galsterer Gallery, 2017